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“Most likely need reservation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cork 'n Cleaver Restaurant

Cork 'n Cleaver Restaurant
221 E Washington Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825-4404
260-484-7772
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Ranked #5 of 561 Restaurants in Fort Wayne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Most likely need reservation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You probably will need a reservation to get into this restaurant on a weekend for dinner. Wonderful salad bar with the best mud pie in the world.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

amazing salad bar....very high quality. The mud pie is a must!!! Prices are fairly reasonable in today's times. Haven't had a bad meal ever.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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28 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Crowded”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant is always listed in the top tier by locals and while it is good, it is far from great in my book. Inside it is dark and small with too many tables and chairs and multiple small rooms. That wouldn't be so bad if you stayed in your seat but since everyone goes to the salad bar it can sometimes fell like people are walking all over you.

Virtually everyone orders the salad bar which is good and freshly stocked on a regular basis. The line can get long so you might have to stand in line for a few minutes which can cause issues for some of the tables that are close. Locals love the fact that the bar always offers caviar yet I don't know how many people actually take any and the caviar isn't the greatest. Sometimes it is all about the hype!

The menu hasn't changed in years but they do offer daily specials. Years ago I thought that the menu written on giant meat cleavers was fun but now it seems dated and darned heavy! The food is good and the menu is pretty standard. You can get a decent steak cooked the way you want it or a nice piece of fish. For this you will pay a bit over average price.

If you want to impress a local, then take them here. Beware, you will need a reservation and they fill up quickly. Everyone will leave full and happy. Just understand that there are better places to eat and to spend less doing so.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Only the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you come to Fort Wayne, IN and want a great meal.....make a reservation at Cork-n-Cleaver and enjoy a meal that will be worth the short wait you might have. Excellent menu offerings, service and atmosphere. You will not be sorry!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing Salad Bar!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

The salad bar is the best in the city! Amazing steaks and delicious sides. The service is always top-notch. Very cozy and charming atmosphere!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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